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Epilogue: “Forked Deer,” Multivalent Nostalgia, Sustainability, and the Edge Effect

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This epilogue focuses on “Forked Deer.” It is one of very few fiddle tunes that now flourish in southern fiddle styles ranging from straightforward to quite fancy, and throughout the United States—in ... More


Modern Fiddle Contests: The Competition Itself

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter zeroes in on the modern fiddle contest for a closer look at what happens at these events. More particularly, the chapter focuses on the fiddle contests as a competition—what the contests ... More


Fiddlers across the South

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on understanding the collective backgrounds, activities, and tastes of today’s fiddlers. The chapter goes through several interviews, all of which give a more profound view and ... More


Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Chris Goertzen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the phenomenon of American fiddle contests, which now have replaced dances as the main public event where American fiddlers get together. It studies this change and what it means ... More


American Fiddling of the Past

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces the concept of the American fiddle contests, citing an example that happens once a year in the second-largest shopping mall in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Fiddle contests are often ... More


Fiddle Contests Away from the Stage

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses more on the other aspects of these fiddle contests, namely the jamming, eating, camping, purchasing, talking, and laughing. The chapter suggests that it is these instances of ... More


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